Hi, my husband had a laproscopic colon resection done last Friday, the 14th of October due to a large tumor in his intestine which was cancerous. Fortunately the surgeon was able to get all the cancer and pathology showed no signs of cancer after surgery and he will not have to go for further treatment. We were very lucky and he also had an excellent surgeon who did a wonderful job and was very aggressive in performing the surgery. My hubby wasn't unable to eat or drink for 3 days. Then they introduced him to a liquid diet for a couple of meals and then soft foods for a couple of meals before releasing him. My husband came on on Wednesday night. They want to make sure that he can tolerate the liquid and that soft foods pass through the colon before letting them go home. Today is day two of being home and my husband is on a low-fiber/low-residue diet which isn't all that bad. You will be surprised what they can eat. Of course he won't have much of an appetite in the beginning and that's completely normal. He will be very sore so tell him to stay on schedule with the pain medication they send him home with. They used staples on the incision and my hubby can take a shower, just has to be careful when drying not to pull, just pat the incision. All in all, you'll be surprised how well it goes. I know I am. He tires easily but with any surgery that happens. Doctor says the recovery is about 4-6 weeks because of the work my husband does. No lifting, pulling, pushing of any kind because you risk getting a hernia and that's not good. So tell him to just take it easy.
Pray your pathology results come back like ours but we were prepared either way. We looked at chemo or radiation as a precaution and that it was only going to help matters. Keep your chin up and feel free to write if you have any more questions since we are a little bit ahead of you guys.